Tomorrow In Moscow
It's Chelsea versus Manchester United for the UEFA Champions League title at 8:45 pm CET Luzniki Stadium in Moscow. That's 2:45 pm EDT (New York Time). Details here.
At the moment I'm physically in the US. With the exception of various ex-pats from other corners of the world (read: Brits and those they colonized) and immigrants (most of whom prefer to speak Spanish), there is not much conversation about this event. The game, however, is on TV on ESPN2 at 2:30 pm, after the 2 pm pre-game show.
Is this going to stop the workday? Doubtful. Is this going to stop traffic? Cause the streets to be deserted? Quite unlikely. Is it going to make Sportcenter for more than 3 minutes? Doubtful. Know what? I don't care. I'm going to enjoy the game and feel happy that I got to watch it. Almost everybody around here has no clue what they're missing.